*[[German Research on the Internet - an Overview -complete handout|German Research on the Internet - an Overview]]
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Internet_Resources_for_Finding_19th_Century_German_Emigrants Internet Resources for Finding 19th Century German Emigrants]<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Germany_Town_Genealogies_and_Parish_Register_Inventories_on_the_Internet Germany Town Genealogies and Parish Register Inventories on the Internet]
=== Introduction to [http://www.genealogy.net/ Genealogy.net] ===
Locality entries follow a standard template which may contain any of the following sections:
Inhaltsverzeichnis - table of contents<br>1 Einleitung - Introfuction<br>1.1 Allgemeine Information- general information<br>2 Politische Einteilung - political jurisdictions<br>2.1 Gemeinden Wohnplätze Vorwerke ...- communities, residential areas, suburbs...<br>3 Kirchliche Einteilung church jurisdictions<br>3.1 Evangelische Kirchen - Evangelical churches<br>3.2 Katholische Kirchen - Catholic churches<br>4 Geschichte - history<br>5 Genealogische und historische Quellen - genealogical and historical sources<br>5.1 Kirchenbücher - parish registers<br>5.2 Zivilstandsregister - civil registration records<br>5.3 Andere Quellen - other sources<br>5.3.1 LDS/FHC - points to microfilmed source material available through FamilySearch Centers<br>5.3.2 Grundakten und -bücher - land records and -books<br>5.3.3 Adreßbücher - addess books<br>6 Archive und Bibliotheken - archives and libraries<br>6.1 Archive - Archives<br>6.1.1 Bestände in Polen - record holdings in Poland<br>6.2 Bibliotheken - libraries<br>7 Weblinks <br>7.1 Offizielle Webseiten der Stadt/Gemeinde - official Web site of the town/community<br>7.2 Genealogische Webseiten zum Ort - genealogical Web pages regarding this locality<br>7.3 Weitere Webseiten zum Ort - additional Web pages regarding this locality<br>8 Kontakte - contacts <br>8.1 Forscherkontakte in FOKO - research contacts in the FOKO (research contacts) database<br>9 Private Informationsquellen- und Suchhilfeangebote - private qources of information and offers to help search<br>10 Zufallsfunde - incidental findings<br>11 Daten aus dem genealogischen Ortsverzeichnis - data grom the genealogical gazetteer (GOV)<br>
==== DigiBib (Digital Library) ====
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*The different sections, or portals, in the DigiBib are often subdivided further by geographical areas or other topics* Each book found in the DigiBib is a separate project. The goal is to transcribe each book and make the contents fully searchable. A "project box" is found on the right side of each page*Each project goes through several stagesof digitizing and proofreading. The current status is listed under "Bearbeitungsstand", which roughly translates into "level of completion"*The original page is always visible on the right hand side and can be opened, magnified, or copied*If the book is alphabetized, links to the beginning of each letter are found above the image*Click on "naechste Seite" (next page) or "vorherige Seite" above the image to move sequentially between pages*The word "Inhalt" means "contents" and usually links directly to the book's table of contents. Page numbers listed there may be hyperlinked to the respective pages*In a finished project, the transcription of the original text is found to the left of the original image. In unfinished projects, only the scanned images or partial transcriptions may be available
*Sometimes the transcription only shows minimal information, such as a list of places found on each page. A click on the page number brings up the detailed transcribed page.
The over 365 fully-searchable, lineage-linked databases called town genealogies are easy to use and follow a standard format. New material is added each month.<br>• Access the home page on http://www.online-ofb.de/. Choose the locality, either from the alphabetical list found under “Funktionen” on the left, or from the main page. Localities are listed from north to south, with separate sections for German communities in other countries, such as Hungary<br>• The main page includes geographical and historical information, a list of sources used, and a tool bar with three different search options:<br>1. Gesamtliste der Familiennamen – List of all surnames<br>2. Geburtsorte auswärtiger Personen- birthplaces of persons from other localities<br>3. Sterbeorte weggezogener Personen – death places of those who moved away<br>• Click on a surname. A list of persons with birthdates [if known] comes up.<br>• Click on a person of interest. This brings up the individual or family page.<br>• Some entries may show cross-references to other online OFBs with a red notation “Es gibt (eine) ähnliche Person(en) im OFB [town name]”<br>• “Keine Angaben!” means “no information given”<br>• A family page may include spouses, parents, children, other spouses, and additional information. <br>• Some “books” are databases designed to gather all extant genealogical data for a given locality [town/county/geographical area], especially in cases where the church records or civil registration records are missing. Example: OFB Memelland and “Familiendatenbank Kreise Arnswalde and Friedeberg (Neumark)”<br>
For more information about Ortsfamilienbücher online see the article "[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Germany_Town_Genealogies_and_Parish_Register_Inventories_on_the_Internet Germany Town Genealogies and Parish Register Inventories on the Internet]."
==== Address Books ====
[http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Verlustlisten_Erster_Weltkrieg/Projekt VERLUSTLISTEN 1.WK] (WWI Casualty lists) <br>The Prussian Military Archive was destroyed in 1945; therefore information about WWI soldiers is difficult to find. Among the few surviving sources are the published casualty lists. Many are already available online. This new project focuses on creating a searchable index.
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